Huron 14U wins Aberdeen tourney
ABERDEEN — The Huron 14U Tigers outscored opponents 48-12 en route to the tournament championship at the Vern Jark Memorial Tourney in Aberdeen.
Huron opened the tourney with a 12-6 victory over the defending champion host Aberdeen Smittys 14U.
Anderson Porisch went the distance for Huron, allowing six runs over four innings on four hits and seven walks while striking out two.
Cooper Bischoff keyed the Tigers’ offense with three hits and one of Huron’s 11 stolen bases in the game.
Gavin Waldner had a triple and a steal while Porisch smacked a double.
Landon Hulst stole three bases for Huron. Chase Schuchhardt had a pair of steals, and Teagen Lien, CJ Siedschlag, Korbin Brock, and Zach Scheer each added a theft in the victory.
A ten-run outburst in the third inning allowed Huron to take the second game Friday over Rapid City Post 320 by a 15-1 score.
Jeremy Hofer allowed one run on three hits and three walks over three innings for Huron, striking out three. Schuchhardt gave up a hit in 1/3 inning before time rules ended the game.
Bischoff drove in four of Huron’s runs on a double and a single while adding two of Huron’s 10 steals.
Hofer pitched in a pair of singles and three steals. Siedschlag, Porisch, Hulst, Brock, and Diego Colon each had a stolen base for Huron.
The Tigers jumped out early with an 11-run first inning on the way to a 16-1 victory over Mobridge.
Schuchhardt pitched the first two innings for Huron, allowing one run on one hit and two walks, striking out three. Brock pitched a perfect inning of relief to close the game.
Colon had a double and two singles to lead Huron’s bats. Waldner had a double, single, and two stolen bases. Hulst legged out a triple.
Bischoff was on all four times he came to the plate, with a pair of singles and two walks as well as a steal. Siedschlag and Schuchhartdt each swiped a base as well.
Huron rematched with Rapid City in Sunday’s championship and found the sledding more difficult in the second game against Post 320.
Both teams added a single run in the first and fourth innings, then two runs in the sixth to require extra innings, tied 4-4.
In the bottom of the eighth, Huron’s placed runner Waldner stole third, then the Tigers’ second hitter of the inning, Porisch, singled in Waldner for the walk off 5-4 victory and the tournament championship. The win was Huron’s 20th of the season.
Bischoff opened the game on the hill, going 4 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four. Hofer pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing a pair of runs on three hits and a walk, striking out two Post 320 hitters. Siedschlag pitched to one batter in the top of the 8th before Scheer came in to retire the final two hitters, one on strikeout.
Porisch had a big game at the plate, reaching all four times he came to bat with three singles and a hit by pitch. He also stole a base.
Siedschlag had a double, a single, and two stolen bases in the game. Hulst and Waldner also recorded steals.
Huron (20-6) will match up again with the Aberdeen Smittys club for a doubleheader Wednesday at Klock Field, beginning at 5 p.m.